The Jennifer Project

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The Jennifer Project

By Clyde W. Burleson
Prentice-Hall, 1977
179 pp. $8.95

A fascinating account of how the CIA contracted with Howard Hughes to build the Glomar Explorer to recover the remains of a Russian Golf-class nuclear submarine, sunk 17,500 feet down in the Pacific Ocean. Widely researched, the book reveals more about the technical details than about the policy background. The resultant story is part fact, part supposition, and part conjecture. Burleson maintains that, despite the tremendous expense and still-controversial results, the adventure was an intelligence coup.

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